At a Glance...
4/14 - Divers Social at Don Patron's in Williamsport - 6:00pm RSVP by 13th for reservations
4/20 - Coffee & Jonathan Bird Movie Nite - 6:30pm
4/21 - 4/28 - Buddy Dive Bonaire
4/27 - Coffee & Sea Hunt Movie Nite - 6:30pm
5/3 - Beginner Scuba lessons in the Williamsport Area meet at eLYMCA - 6:00pm (5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 & 6/7)
5/4 - Coffee Night with Jeff Cole from the USGS on his research
5/5 - Hunting Sharks Teeth in NJ
5/6 - Divers Social Dutch Haven - 11:00am RSVP by 5th for reservations
5/6 - Staff Dive at Jay Street - 1:00pm
5/11 - Enriched Air Nitrox course - meets at STSC - 6:30pm must register by 5/2
5/15 - STSC goes to summer hours
10/6 - Dive Ambergris Caye, Belize with STSC taking deposits NOW!!!!
Should I Dive Wet or Dry?
There’s no question if you’ve been diving a long time that wetsuits have gotten much better over the years, so why go to a drysuit?
Warmth is probably the most important reason to decide to dive dry. You know that neither a wetsuit nor drysuit actually keeps you warm. What they do is slow the amount of heat loss. Wetsuits do this using a layer of neoprene and a thin layer of water trapped between that and the skin. As the wetsuit compresses, it gets thinner and loses insulating capacity. Drysuits use air and a combination of undergarments. With drysuits you can add layers of insulation to slow the loss of body heat. Drysuits allow the diver to add air and compensate for the increased pressure at depth.
Comfort would be another reason. Wetsuits can be snug and uncomfortable to some people and the same suit doesn’t work in all conditions whereas a drysuit (by simply changing the thermals you wear) works under more circumstances and generally does not fit as tightly, adding to your comfort.
Once a diver buys a wetsuit there is very little maintenance other than proper rinsing. Drysuits, with proper care, can last 15 – 20 years or more. This is using the suit on a regular basis, say 100 dives a year. A wetsuit seeing that much use may last five years. They say in 3 years a wetsuit would lose 10% of it's stretch and in 10 or 12 years 80% of its’ stretch is gone. In the long run, a dry suit may actually be less expensive and dry suits often hold their value for resale.
A drysuit will most definitely extend your diving season making it more comfortable to dive sooner and longer into the season.
Interested? If you’ve ever thought about a dry suit now is the time to come to Sunken Treasure Scuba Center because on May 16th at 6:00pm Frank Copren the sales rep for OS SYSTEMS since 1991will be here to answer your questions and help you correctly size you for the perfect size drysuit. Since 1983, OS SYSTEMS has designed and manufactured over 90,000 quality drysuits, along with Thermal Wear and related drysuit accessories.
Space is limited for this event so now is the time to RSVP!!!
Dive Ambergris Caye - Belize in Oct 2018
Ambergris Caye is the largest and most popular island of Belize – lots to do! Weather you wish to wine and dine; dance to the Caribbean beats or take a boat to the reef and snorkel, dive or fish, but if you prefer to simply relax, take stroll on the beach, talk to locals or simply see the sunrise – there is plenty to choose from.
7 Nights/8 days Accommodations Sun Breeze Suites , Breakfast Daily, Room tax and Service Charge, 5 Days 2 Tanks Local Boat Dives , 1 Tank Night Dive in the Hol Marine Reserve (Weights, belt and tanks included), Round Trip Air Transfer from Belize Int’l to San Pedro on Maya Island Air. Air Fare from here to Belize is not included. on March 3rd round trip air from Baltimore was $350 on American.
BELIZE INLAND TOURS
Belize is also rich with archaeology and ecology. Day tours are available from SunBreeze Suites to Mayan Ruins, River Tours, underground caves, Belize Zoo, Baboon Sanctuary, zip lining, and much more.
Trip Dates: 10/6 - 10/13
Group Leaders: Phillip & Borden
Cost: Standard/Ocean View Room Diver Double/Occ $1275 or Deluxe Room Diver Double/Occ $1375
10 Spaces Available only 8 remain